Troubadour, storyteller, balladeer and guitarist at the forefront of his generation - that’s Ewan McLennan who brings his powerful songs and enthralling musicianship to Folk at the Works on Wednesday, March 25.
With two critically acclaimed albums and a BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award to his name, as well as the plaudits he received this year after his TV appearance on the Transatlantic Sessions, his latest work and tour is much-anticipated. Ewan has worked with both Martin Simpson and Dick Gaughan over the years and learned his craft from the older generation of ‘folk greats’ before carving his own unique path.
This latest album sees Ewan cast in the role of storyteller with each song pulling the audience in and spinning a new tale before giving way to the next. There will be new and old songs, some spanning several hundred years, as well as ‘big ballads’ dug up from obscure collections and haunting love songs.
In addition songs of political dissent, long part of the folk tradition, will sit seamlessly alongside Ewan’s own material.
The music starts at the Works, Sowerby Bridge, at 8pm. Tickets are £9/£8. lFor more information contact 01422 822569.